Betty Webb

KRL’s Favorite Books of 2020

by KRL Staff


Another year has ended and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books that were reviewed in KRL in 2020. 2020 was a year most of us want to forget, but one good thing that did happen is that a lot of great books were published! All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2020. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post in this issue.

The Panda of Death: Gunn Zoo Mystery By Betty Webb: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Sandra Murphy


Teddy Bentley is a zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo in California. Each day she gets to feed and interact with the animals, especially the newest addition, Poonya, a red panda. What could be a better job? Well, a great job except when the sloth pooped on her uniform, and then there was the incident with the third graders and…Well, no job is perfect.

Best Books of 2018

by Sandra Murphy,
Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur,
& Lorie Lewis Ham


Another year has ended, and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2018. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10 favorite books they reviewed in 2018. Our newest reviewer, Katherine Costa, wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post.

The Otter of Death A Gunn Zoo Mystery By Betty Webb: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Betty Webb



It’s not unusual for zookeeper Theodora Bentley to see the Pacific Ocean otters wielding an assortment of tools to crack open the shellfish they adore. Even seeing her favorite otter Maureen hauling around a cellphone doesn’t raise Theo’s eyebrows, as the mischievous furry swimmers have a habit of stealing and hoarding their favorite shell-cracking devices.

Desert Rage: A Lena Jones Mystery By Betty Webb

by Cynthia Chow



Children have always been a weak spot for Scottsdale private investigator Lena Jones. Considering her own upbringing in a series of abusive foster homes, that’s not too surprising. Even Lena has reservations, though, when she’s asked by the ultra-conservative, left-wing, and possible Senatorial candidate Juliana Thorsson to investigate the murder of the Cameron family, committed by the fourteen year-old daughter and her boyfriend. Thorsson has a potentially politically-damning reason for wanting to clear the girl, though. To pay her college tuition the Arizona congresswoman sold her eggs to a fertility clinic—the accused murderer, Alison Cameron, is her biological daughter.

Llama of Death By Betty Webb: Book Review/Interveiw/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow
& Lorie Lewis Ham



In Llama of Death by Betty Webb, from Poisoned Pen Press, an edict from zookeeper Theodora “Teddy” Bentley’s tyrannical and terrifying boss Aster Edwina Gunn (a woman far more frightening than any lion, tiger, or bear) has Teddy spending four weekends at a Renaissance Faire giving out llama rides all to benefit the San Sebastian County No Kill Animal Shelter.

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